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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: German Hefeweizen
Andechs, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb.

When summer is on the way and the days invite you to swim, ramble, climb, or simply enjoy the outdoors, you will discover that an Andechser Weissbier Hell is just the right thing to quench your thirst. Since Saint Joseph’s Day on 19 March 1993, Andechs Weissbier Hell has found many new friends. Untreated and bottled in its natural state of yeasty turbidity, this is a top fermented beer for the epicure. Its light honey colour makes it an immediate eyecatcher. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. At the same time, the creamy, fine pored head invites you to get to know this light Weissbier from the Holy Mountain. You’ll need two takes to enjoy the aromas to the full. First, distinctive fruity aromas like banana and honeydew melon come to the fore, followed by fine cloves. Andechser Weissbier Hell is a very tangy, refreshing treat with the conviction of a full, soft body. It concludes on a finely balanced interplay of light sweet honey and a delicate acidity with undertones of bitter hoppiness that quickly subside into a harmonious aftertaste. A Weissbier that embodies a slice of the Andechs lifestyle: finely yeasty, tangy, and sparkling, it refreshes and renews the thirst for more (original extract: 12.5%; abv: 5.5%).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1818) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle, 0.50l. Cloudy golden color with medium frothy white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of wheat, yeast, banana and cloves. Taste starts light sweet grainy and honeyish, follows refreshing citric and grassy with mild spicy mouthfeel and light bitter finish. Light to medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Well done, but not so special, although I might be a bit spoiled...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritzn (220) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
One of my favourite weizen! Aroma is light fruit. Not only banana also apple and other sweet stuff. Taste is very mild in perfect harmony with the aroma. Silky smooth mouthfeel that is long lasting. Overall very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hauxe (312) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
Pours cloudy light orange from the bottle. The expected sweet banana aroma is accompanied by something more tart - in the direction of green apple. Taste is the expected Weizen, accompanied with bread, banana and the advertised honey melon notes. Very pleasant. The beer has a little bit more carbonation than I would expect in a Weizen and at the outset this seems mask the finish. However as the session progressed the dry and short if crisp ending was increasingly replaced by a lingering sweetness. Very good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKernOwl (143) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Faint dried banana/dried apple (+ melon?) fruit on nose, which for my money also smells a little vegetal (butternut squash/parsnip). Mild clove/cardamom ting going on, as well. Really creamy and soft, yet serious – like a magnolia-painted trapdoor? Medium-length finish, after a little lemon in the mouth. A very, very classy affair; amen, those Benedictine lads! Tonight, I feel like I slightly prefer the funkier, more bolshy Weihenstephan Hefe (sampled yesterday), but y’know if you put those two head-to-head, I think the Andechser’s slinkiness could shade it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3709) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2016
Been a while since I rated a German beer, or a good hefe for that matter. With the boom of American craft, you see the German beers less and less. Too bad in a way. Enough rambling. Pours hazy gold, nice big head. Textbook. Aroma is wheat and cloves, touch of banana. Flavor matches, more emphasis on clove spice than other components. Good wheat backbone. As it warms up, banana esters make themselves more known and more balanced with the phenols. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatusBeer (339) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2016
500 ml bottle. Hazy yellow colour with huge stable head off. Aroma typical for wheat beer with banana notes and yeasts. Taste is really balanced, spicy aftertaste,full body,great wheat beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Tap at Busters. This is money in its style. Hazy yellow pour with a dense coating head. Wheat and yeast, mild banana and clove. Soft palate that is just a bit chewy. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle. Been meaning to check this one off for a while. Pours a hazy straw color with a large puffy white head. Notes of honey, light rubber sneaker, and yeast. Technically right on the money.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Axile (67) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Hazy golden orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of banana, bubblegum, wheat and coriander. Taste: Banana, yeast, wheat and citrus.


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